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10-26-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 914
Posted By Altair 4

Sometimes on an early morning ride, I'll pass a...

Sometimes on an early morning ride, I'll pass a bakery, small restaurant, or even a food plant and get a whiff of what's cookin'. Somehow that always makes the ride better.
10-25-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By GlennR

I once went 18 months between flats. And once got...

I once went 18 months between flats. And once got 2 in a week.

I air up my tires before every ride and check my tires for cuts and wear every week when i clean it.
10-24-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By Darth Lefty

Threads like these I’m still surprised people...

Threads like these I’m still surprised people don’t learn how to do this when they were, like, eight or ten, and there are actually classes and even practice
10-24-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By GlennR

Doesn't take up that much room ...

Doesn't take up that much room
https://i.imgur.com/TgYfmYc.jpg

This is all i carry and I go on many 50+ mile solo rides.
https://i.imgur.com/G1XUcN8.jpg

Most shops have basic mechanic classes...
10-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By Ghazmh

Why bother carrying a heavy water bottle?...

Why bother carrying a heavy water bottle? Hopefully someone will be standing by the road just waiting to give you free water.......
10-24-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Yeah, like a PITA who calls for free personal...

Yeah, like a PITA who calls for free personal taxi service to "rescue" him from taking care of himself like an adult.
10-24-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By Fendertele

I rode without when I started biking. After...

I rode without when I started biking. After walking back 8 miles one day I purchased a kit that night.
10-24-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By dmanthree

Unless you're certain you have a lifeline...

Unless you're certain you have a lifeline available every time you ride, carry a patch kit and pump, and learn how to use them. Why not carry them? Is weight that much a concern?
10-24-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By genejockey

A simple, small saddle bag can carry a spare...

A simple, small saddle bag can carry a spare tube, levers and a patch kit, and once it's there you need never think about it. A mini-pump can go in a jersey pocket or attach to the frame with a...
10-24-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By roka

I personally enjoy being self sufficient and...

I personally enjoy being self sufficient and knowing that I can fix flats and other minor issues “out there” myself. It’s fun and satisfying learning how to fix things yourself and with the...
10-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By shelbyfv

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may...

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may be doing to help you when you could have easily been prepared to handle the situation yourself? Entitled and ethically challenged.
10-20-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,542
Posted By Rogerogeroge

One time during our Thursday Night Worlds, our...

One time during our Thursday Night Worlds, our group (probably 15-20 of us) were approaching a two lane highway and we got passed by an unmarked cop and he asked us "which way are you going?" ...
10-20-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,542
Posted By wgscott

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thu...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6c/Constitution_of_the_United_States%2C_page_1.jpg/1024px-Constitution_of_the_United_States%2C_page_1.jpg
10-20-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,542
Posted By jon c.

That's not true. US citizens are not required to...

That's not true. US citizens are not required to carry papers.
10-20-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,542
Posted By Bosco13

Please show proof that this is required. I can...

Please show proof that this is required. I can find no such requirement.
10-18-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,826
Posted By GlennR

Don't drink from plastic water bottles... they...

Don't drink from plastic water bottles... they are all toxic.
10-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By roka

Years ago I used Slime but I gave up on it...

Years ago I used Slime but I gave up on it because it seemed to cause more problems than it solved. I’ve had to replace many a valve core because Slime had gummed it up and prevented it from working.
10-16-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,973
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yeah, I'm really wanting an offroad capable...

Yeah, I'm really wanting an offroad capable trike. I like the Azub models, but I'm leaning towards the Hase (Cross) so I can get my wife a Hase and use the optional tandem feature.
10-16-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,859
Posted By Milton Keynes

I admit I don't understand fashion, but I try to...

I admit I don't understand fashion, but I try to dress accordingly. Or is that "accordionly?"
...
10-14-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,343
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Bicycle cartoon in current 'The New Yorker'

Not funny, but nice to be recognized.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x447/hellneversharetheroadwithabicycle_captioned_4c57eb719b2af3b9386d78716cfa66768c7c09a2.jpeg
10-13-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

glad you're okay. reminder to all to slow down in...

glad you're okay. reminder to all to slow down in the fall with leaves, bridges and wet conditions
10-12-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,195
Posted By Mulberry20

Definitely file in small claims court. They won't...

Definitely file in small claims court. They won't show up and you will win a summary judgment, Do it.
10-11-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 623
Posted By veganbikes

I want a titanium frame with clearance for wide...

I want a titanium frame with clearance for wide tires (2.0 is fine), disc brakes (flat or post don't care), thru axles, 4 bottle cages bosses on the frame (at least), rack and fender mounts. For fork...
10-11-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 473
Posted By cyclist2000

looks like a chain guard and a bunch of chain...

looks like a chain guard and a bunch of chain ring bolts
10-08-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By Koyote

Just bear in mind that most magazines are mostly...

Just bear in mind that most magazines are mostly funded through ad sales -- which means that they exist to sell things.
10-06-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,572
Posted By Toadmeister

I can't put a price per mile on my happiness :)

I can't put a price per mile on my happiness :)
10-06-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By mrrabbit

Bent cage . . . been in a side-swipe type...

Bent cage . . . been in a side-swipe type accident . . . and someone tried to bend it back . . . a little too far.

Repairable by the way.

=8-|
10-05-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By dsbrantjr

Played with the adjustment, eh? Never Fix A...

Played with the adjustment, eh? Never Fix A Running Piece. Did you remove and reinstall the chain as part of your deep cleaning? You may have routed it through the derailleur incorrectly. ...
10-05-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,637
Posted By Deal4Fuji

To begin with....everything ...

To begin with....everything
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWC3p2FwLkA
10-04-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,953
Posted By GlennR

Ask to see the original sales receipt.

Ask to see the original sales receipt.
10-04-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By easyupbug

Washers are to protect the joint surfaces from...

Washers are to protect the joint surfaces from tightening, distribute the load evenly under the nut and in some applications the stress under the edges of the hex head can cause deformation. I...
10-03-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 972
Posted By cxwrench

Sure, if you don't take care of your stuff that's...

Sure, if you don't take care of your stuff that's what happens.
10-03-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,233
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ok I did it !!! Took me a bit longer than I’d...

Ok I did it !!! Took me a bit longer than I’d hoped but it was my first attempt and I just turned 60 so what the hell!!!...
10-03-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,102
Posted By aclinjury

how would you like to show up for a bicycle rally...

how would you like to show up for a bicycle rally with this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJgMObLsUdE
09-29-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,315
Posted By Pop N Wood

I wouldn't hesitate to get it welded by any...

I wouldn't hesitate to get it welded by any competent welder.

You can weld aluminum with your MIG, but definitely not a job for a first timer.

Have them weld a support brace across it while...
09-25-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,456
Posted By downtube42

Oh no, my gearing is too low for this climb, said...

Oh no, my gearing is too low for this climb, said nobody that matters, ever.
09-25-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,456
Posted By phughes

No, it is just incredibly easier to ride a fully...

No, it is just incredibly easier to ride a fully loaded bike uphill than it is to push it. And once again, sub 20 gear inch gearing is commonplace in the touring bike world.

There comes a time...
09-24-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,456
Posted By Maelochs

On walking---trying to balance a heavily laden...

On walking---trying to balance a heavily laden touring bike while pushing it up a steep slope is a Very annoying exercise. Balance is automatic while riding---and the faster one goes the more...
09-24-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,852
Posted By volosong

Well, I'm not married, so I don't have much a...

Well, I'm not married, so I don't have much a choice.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/409x512/sell_bikes1_c824a5633b48d8b8682dae8240d388b72ffb7a65.jpg
09-23-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,456
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on your legs and the hills you're riding....

Depends on your legs and the hills you're riding.

I have sub-1:1 gears on my gravel bike and my touring bike, and they definitely get used.
09-22-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,456
Posted By Maelochs

I have an old Cannondale touring bike with a...

I have an old Cannondale touring bike with a 48-38-28 triple and a 14-34 cassette. When the load is large, the day is long, and the hills are seemingly endless, all that matters is not falling over...
09-21-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By debade

They are an outstanding organization. They offer...

They are an outstanding organization. They offer the Bicycle Friendly America program that includes Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University. They set...
09-19-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Barry2

I'd rather go with a little Blue Loctite to keep...

I'd rather go with a little Blue Loctite to keep em from backing out, than wrench hard on them.

Barry
09-18-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,305
Posted By UnderDawgAl

Rather, it was because of Barney Frank and Ted...

Rather, it was because of Barney Frank and Ted Kennedy, among others in Congress, who sponsored legislation requiring a certain percentage of loans being given to non-credit worthy recipients in...
09-18-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,305
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,646
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Not much, within reason. I'm not chasing every...

Not much, within reason. I'm not chasing every gram savings possible. Losing it off my body is cheaper.
Forum: Recumbent
09-17-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Juan Foote

It only takes once, if you make it through, not...

It only takes once, if you make it through, not to do it again.
09-17-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By nomadmax

;) But here you are King!

;)

But here you are King!
09-15-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By Retro Grouch

83 used to be "quite old" but now it's only a...

83 used to be "quite old" but now it's only a little bit older than me. For the record, I ride a Catrike 559, much sportier than that three wheeled contraption you are looking for. I'm selective...
09-12-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,163
Posted By wooljersey

It's just a bike!

It's just a bike. In fact it's just the latest in a long line of bikes I have owned and while this one is the most technologically advanced (titanium frame, S&S couplers, electronic shifting, 1x12...
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